## Physical Properties of Polymeric GelsThis book emphasizes the relationship between the microscopic structure of gels and their macroscopic behaviour. Deals with organic polymeric gels, focusing on experimental methods which have only recently been introduced to study both reversible and irreversible gels. It introduce the reader with to theory and practice of physics as applied to the study of characteristics of polymeric gels and offers several clearly described basic approaches to experimental investigations into gel properties. An outstanding resource on experimental advances and modern interpretations of polymeric gel properties written by prominent experts in the field. |

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For generality, we start with the case when the network is submitted to any sort of

deformation, not necessarily isotropic, with

identified with the state of preparation). Let R (Ru R2, R3) be the instantaneous ...

For generality, we start with the case when the network is submitted to any sort of

deformation, not necessarily isotropic, with

**respect**to the reference state (usuallyidentified with the state of preparation). Let R (Ru R2, R3) be the instantaneous ...

Page 180

Nevertheless, affineness up to the end-to-end vector of the mesh should

essentially prevent some sliding of the meshes with

even if Łg does not vary in a strictly affine manner (because of some loss of

affineness ...

Nevertheless, affineness up to the end-to-end vector of the mesh should

essentially prevent some sliding of the meshes with

**respect**to each other. Thus,even if Łg does not vary in a strictly affine manner (because of some loss of

affineness ...

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'good' gels with essentially no sol fraction), the difference with

solution can be weaker (Mendes 1991). On the contrary, in the case of

polymethylmethacrylate) gels (Lai el al, 1993) the difference between the gel and

the solution ...

'good' gels with essentially no sol fraction), the difference with

**respect**to thesolution can be weaker (Mendes 1991). On the contrary, in the case of

polymethylmethacrylate) gels (Lai el al, 1993) the difference between the gel and

the solution ...

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### Contents

Semidilute Polymer Solutions | 1 |

Properties of Polyelectrolyte Gels | 19 |

NMR and Statistical Structures of Gels | 39 |

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Bastide behaviour branched polymers chain segments chemical clusters Cohen Addad concentration fluctuations correlation length corresponding counterions crosslinking density deformation degree of swelling dependence dilute dynamics effect elastic modulus excluded volume experimental exponent values Figure Flory Flory-Huggins theory fluctuations of polymer fractal dimension free energy frozen blobs function Gaussian Geissler Gennes heterogeneities Horkay and Hecht idealized gels interactions larger Leibler length scales light scattering low q Macromolecules maximum swelling mean field measured mesh molecular weight molecules monomeric units monomers network chain network structure neutron scattering number of monomers observed obtained osmotic pressure PAAm parameter percolation Phys polyelectrolyte polymer chains polymer concentration polymer solutions polymeric polymeric gels polystyrene properties quenched fluctuations random relaxation respect sample scattering curves scattering experiments scattering intensity semi-dilute solution shear modulus skeletal bonds solvent static stretching structure factor swelling degree swollen theory uniaxial vector volume fraction wave vector